XFX HD 5850 ReviewRHKCommander959 - October 27, 2009
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Featuring all-new game tests, this benchmark is for use with Vista based systems. "There are two all-new CPU tests that have been designed around a new 'Physics and Artificial Intelligence-related computation.' CPU test two offers support for physics related hardware." There are four preset levels that correspond to specific resolutions. 'Entry' is 1024x768 progressing to 'Extreme' at 1920x1200. Of course, each preset can be modified to arrange any number of user designed testing. For our testing, I will use the four presets at all default settings.
- Settings (each preset): Default
- Entry: 1024x768
- Performance: 1280x1024
- High: 1680x1050
- Extreme: 1920x1200
The GTX295 scored the highest, with the 5870 coming in second. Overclocking brought the 5850 above the 5870 though - making it truly second when overclocked. Gaining approximately 2,000 points in Extreme is a great gain.